Auswirkungen des Klimawandels

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Do you think climate change is already affecting us?en
Yes, there are studies that show changes in the last 30 years.en
Why in the last 30 years?en
Climate is defined as a period of at least 30 years. So, to be able to look at changes, we have to look at the last 30 years.en
That's interesting, I didn't know that. And what actually changed?en
Many things have been changing. Glaciers and ice caps are melting, and storms are becoming more intense.en
But is that really so bad?en
We don't really know. Humans have adapted to climate in agriculture and many other areas. Fast changes are difficult to adapt to.en
I'm not sure I understand. Can you give an example?en
For example, less rain and more droughts. Farmers will have to change what they produce because their old crops don't get enough water anymore.en
That makes sense. My uncle is a corn farmer and highly specialized. I don't think he could just change his whole farm without losing a lot of money.en
And that is just one example. That's why many people are scared.en
 
 
 

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Do you think climate change is affecting us?
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  •   Yes, there are 
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Yes, there are that show changes in the last 30 years.
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  •   Why in the last 30 
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Why in the last 30 ?
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  •   Climate is defined as a 
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    of at least 30 years. So, to be able to look at changes, we have to look at the last 30 years.
     
 
 
Climate is defined as a of at least 30 years. So, to be able to look at changes, we have to look at the last 30 years.
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  •   That's interesting, I didn't know that. And 
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    actually changed?
     
 
 
That's interesting, I didn't know that. And actually changed?
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  •   Many things have been changing. Glaciers and ice caps are melting, and storms are becoming more 
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Many things have been changing. Glaciers and ice caps are melting, and storms are becoming more .
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But is that really so ?
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  •   We don't really know. Humans have adapted to climate in agriculture and many other areas. Fast changes are difficult to 
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We don't really know. Humans have adapted to climate in agriculture and many other areas. Fast changes are difficult to to.
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  •   I'm not sure I understand. Can you give an 
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I'm not sure I understand. Can you give an ?
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  •   For example, less rain and more droughts. Farmers will have to change what they produce because their old 
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    don't get enough water anymore.
     
 
 
For example, less rain and more droughts. Farmers will have to change what they produce because their old don't get enough water anymore.
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  •   That makes sense. My uncle is a corn 
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    and highly specialized. I don't think he could just change his whole farm without losing a lot of money.
     
 
 
That makes sense. My uncle is a corn and highly specialized. I don't think he could just change his whole farm without losing a lot of money.
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  •   And that is just one example. That's why many people are 
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And that is just one example. That's why many people are .
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
 
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    • Yes, I think so. Swimming in summer is so much fun.en
       
    • No, I don't think so. Changes in apetite are normal.en
       
    • I don't know. We will have to wait and see how the next couple of winters will be.en
       
 
 
 
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    • The climate in the tropics is hot.en
       
    • Climate Change will only make it worse.en
       
    • Changing the pattern is not possible.en
       
 
 
 
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    • I hope the weather doesn't get any slower.en
       
    • I wish it would finally stop raining.en
       
    • I hope it doesn't get any hotter.en
       
 
 
 
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David
Do you think climate change is already affecting us?en
You
Yes, there are studies that show changes in the last 30 years. en
Why in the last 30 years?en
Climate is defined as a period of at least 30 years. So, to be able to look at changes, we have to look at the last 30 years. en
That's interesting, I didn't know that. And what actually changed?en
Many things have been changing. Glaciers and ice caps are melting, and storms are becoming more intense. en
But is that really so bad?en
We don't really know. Humans have adapted to climate in agriculture and many other areas. Fast changes are difficult to adapt to. en
I'm not sure I understand. Can you give an example?en
For example, less rain and more droughts. Farmers will have to change what they produce because their old crops don't get enough water anymore. en
That makes sense. My uncle is a corn farmer and highly specialized. I don't think he could just change his whole farm without losing a lot of money.en
And that is just one example. That's why many people are scared. en
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You
Do you think climate change is already affecting us? en
Ashlee
Yes, there are studies that show changes in the last 30 years.en
Why in the last 30 years? en
Climate is defined as a period of at least 30 years. So, to be able to look at changes, we have to look at the last 30 years.en
That's interesting, I didn't know that. And what actually changed? en
Many things have been changing. Glaciers and ice caps are melting, and storms are becoming more intense.en
But is that really so bad? en
We don't really know. Humans have adapted to climate in agriculture and many other areas. Fast changes are difficult to adapt to.en
I'm not sure I understand. Can you give an example? en
For example, less rain and more droughts. Farmers will have to change what they produce because their old crops don't get enough water anymore.en
That makes sense. My uncle is a corn farmer and highly specialized. I don't think he could just change his whole farm without losing a lot of money. en
And that is just one example. That's why many people are scared.en
 
 
 

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